COVID-19 travel restrictions: Myanmar

COVID-19 travel restrictions: Myanmar

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This article was published on June 24, 2022, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter Myanmar?

From April 17, 2022, Myanmar reopened its borders, and as such, you can enter the country. Nevertheless, due to the continued prevalence of COVID-19, certain restrictions are still in place.

Please be aware that all foreign arrivals must complete a health declaration form to be permitted entry to Myanmar.

Can I enter Myanmar if I am vaccinated?

Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon — ShutterstockThe Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon — Shutterstock

You can enter Myanmar if you are vaccinated; in fact, only fully vaccinated travelers are allowed into the country. You are considered fully vaccinated if you received the final dose of your complete vaccine course at least 14 days before arriving in Myanmar.

As of April 2022, the following vaccines are approved in Myanmar:

  • Pfizer 
  • AstraZeneca
  • Sputnik Light
  • Covaxin
  • Sinopharm
  • CoronaVac

Travel documents if I am vaccinated 

  • A certificate confirming your vaccination status 

Can I enter Myanmar if I am unvaccinated?

Unvaccinated travelers are not permitted to enter Myanmar at the moment.

Can I leave Myanmar?

Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers can leave Myanmar.

Travel documents if I am vaccinated 

  • A document confirming vaccination status

In addition, please check for any testing requirements at your destination country in advance.

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

COVID-19 situation in Myanmar currently

On April 17, 2022, Myanmar reopened its borders for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. The COVID-19 situation is relatively stable now.


Woman in surgical mask sat in small airport lounge — ShutterstockBe Covid-ready for Myanmar — Shutterstock

Is it safe to travel to Myanmar right now?

It is safe to travel to Myanmar now, providing you remain mindful of the following local COVID-19 regulations:

  • Wearing a mask is mandatory
  • Keeping a social distance is expected
  • Most restaurants and other venues are in partial operation as they are still in the process of reopening

Is Naypyidaw open for travel now?

The capital of Myanmar is open to tourists now. Please note that the restrictions in place are the same as those in the rest of the country.

Do I have to go into quarantine if I go to Myanmar?

All foreign travelers must do the following upon arriving in Myanmar:

  • Undergo a seven-day self-isolation period 
  • Take two PCR tests during this self-isolation period

Please be aware that if you hold a business visa, you can:

  • Take a COVID-19 test upon arrival
  • Self-isolate
  • Immediately leave self-isolation once your test result is confirmed to be negative (which will usually take around 24 hours)

How do I get a health pass to travel to Myanmar?

You can use a digital certificate issued by your own country as a health pass in Myanmar. However, it is highly recommended that you carry paper copies as well.

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